Clare Gallagher is the Winner of the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2020 for her poem Meabh at a Mirror.
Clare’s poem can be found in the Poetry in Motion 2019/2020 anthology ‘Vision’. While our customary launch event at Seamus Heaney’s Homeplace was cancelled because of the current crisis, Clare along with her fellow longlisted poets kindly read their poems to camera and these were compiled into a the virtual launch event.
Read the Winning poem ‘Meabh at a Mirror’ by Clare Gallagher here
See Conor Shields’ announcement and see Clare reading her poem below. And then go to the beginning and watch some more wonderful poets.
Runner Up and Shortlisted Poems And Poets
We are pleased to bring you the poems by the runner-up and shortlisted poets for the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2020.
Read ‘Hurting as a Rule’ by Nancy Graham here
Read ‘Pigeon-fancier Awaits His Favourite’ by Nancy Graham here
Read ‘Bugibba, 1984’ by Amy Louise Wyatt here